NEW CASTLE – The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the 2020 men’s induction class. The honorees include standout coaches and players who found success on the hardwoods of Indiana high schools, at the collegiate level, and the National Basketball Association.
Two of the inductees served in WWII and returned to play collegiate basketball. One was the first African American from Indiana to play in the NBA. Another player found short-lived success on the NFL gridiron.
Among the list include Plymouth’s Steve Yoder and former Grace College men’s basketball coach Jim Kessler. Kessler retired from coaching last year after guiding Grace College for 42 years, finishing as one of the winningest coaches in college basketball among all levels. Kessler wrapped up with 788 wins and among the top 30 in career coaching wins.
The 59th class will be honored on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Bill Berberian Thornton (IL) 1942
Wally Cox Broad Ripple 1954
Alan Darner * West Lafayette (OH) 1964
Ted Guzek * Hammond Morton 1954
Mark James Martinsville 1973
Lyndon Jones Marion 1987
John Lee New Castle 1960
Davage Minor * Gary Froebel 1941
Dick Nyers Indianapolis Manual 1952
Kirby Overman Carthage 1958
Bob Purkhiser * Bluffton 1961
Jerry Reynolds Springs Valley 1962
Ray Roesner * Holland 1953
Mark Siegel * Pike 1977
Terry Stotts Bloomington North 1976
Joe Sutter Marion 1969
Steve Yoder Plymouth 1958
Indiana Pacers Silver Medal
Jim Kessler Northwest (MO) 1966
Paul White * Franklin 1920